Possible Lightning Strike in Barcroft

House struck by lightning in Barcroft (photo courtesy Chris M.) House struck by lightning in Barcroft (photo courtesy Chris M.)

(Updated at 8:00 p.m.) Arlington County firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the Barcroft neighborhood, which was reportedly sparked by a lightning strike.

Firefighters battled flames in the attic of the home, on the 700 block of S. Wakefield Street, after arriving on scene just before 7:30 p.m. The house is located next to Barcroft Elementary School.

Units on the scene reported that the chimney of the home partially collapsed from the lightning strike, which occurred while a line of storms swept through the area this evening.

Photos courtesy Chris M.

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